Board Coverting News, August 31, 2020


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Web-Based PACK EXPO Connects Scheduled For November 9-13 Two weeks after launching PACK EXPO Connects, to be held virtually November 9-13, the excitement continues to build across the packaging industry, with over 300 exhib- itors committing and attendees awaiting the opportunity to register on September 15. Early industry buy-in is evi- dent to the event, which promises an exclusive interactive platform offering live product demonstrations, one-on-one chats and easy product searches – all based on months of intense planning and research to determine what potential attendees want from a web-based event. “We’re excited about the pace of exhibitor commit- ments – a testament to packaging and processing equip- ment and materials suppliers’ confidence in this new event - and an assurance that PACK EXPO Connects will show- case a wealth of solutions,” said Jim Pittas, President and CEO, PMMI, Produced by PMMI Media Group, PACK EXPO Connects already has more than 1,000 live video demos scheduled. With 1,000-plus current and prospective exhibitors partic- ipating in the Getting Started with PACK EXPO Connects webinar on Aug. 13, this number is expected to continue to grow. In addition to introducing PACK EXPO Connects, the webinar highlighted the key interactive features available to address what consumer packaged goods companies

want from a virtual event based on PMMI Media Group re- search. It also provided a preview of the exclusive content that PMMI Media Group has planned for the event. “We want to ensure that PACK EXPO Connects delivers the value that exhibitors and attendees expect from PACK EXPO,” says Joe Angel, President, PMMI Media Group. “Our platform partner has added new functionality and other key improvements, based on our attendee research. The result is an experience that will rewrite the virtual event playbook, and we’re looking forward to sharing it with the packaging community.” Presentations will start every morning with dynamic jumpstart sessions. These fast-paced kickoffs will feature subject-matter experts and newsmakers discussing press- ing topics with PMMI Media Group editors, including: • Monday - Sustainable Packaging and Processing Land- scape • Tuesday - Workforce Equality & The Socially Responsi- ble Brand • Wednesday - The Robot Revolution • Thursday - All Things Remote • Friday - E-commerce, Emerging Brands, Pharma/Medi- cal Device Packaging Updates and Contract Packaging Monday through Thursday, educational opportunities will include Innovation Stage presentations to inform at- tendees on exhibitor’s latest innovations, and 15-minute Trend Chats between industry experts, covering every- thing from Cannabis to Digital Printing to Track and Trace


August 31, 2020

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